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2014 Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne "Les Deux Terres"
Review Date: 04-19-2017
Drinking supremely fresh and inviting is the "Les Deux Terres" or "the two lands" which is a perky and delicious blend of 75% Cru Beaujolais and 25% Bourgogne rouge. With notes of black cherry and clove spice, the entry displays bright ripe red fruits, but has enough structure and layers to please even the most skeptical Gamay drinker. A super pick for your next picnic!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2015 Gut Hermannsberg Blanc de Blanc Sekt Nahe (Dry)
Review Date: 04-12-2017
This is my new favorite sparkling wine under $20! Made with a super elegant blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Blanc, this is clean and fresh on the palate. The mousse is fine followed by a rich, creamy texture and delicious notes of stone fruit. Perfect Spring/Summer time bubbles. Super Recommended!!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2015 Les Freres Perroud Bourgogne Blanc
Review Date: 04-03-2017
Super quaffable full-bodied Bourgogne Blanc for fans of Chardonnay that can appreciate the riper 2015 vintage with juicy notes of baked apple, spice and a hint of toast, but offers enough tangy acidity to keep things lively and lifted. Pop and enjoy!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2015 Les Freres Perroud Bourgogne Pinot Noir (organic)
Review Date: 04-03-2017
This is a great example of a totally approachable and affordable regional Bourgogne. The wine is fragrant with hints of clove spice on the nose, and is lively and bright on the palate with earthy notes of ripe strawberry and cherries. Don't miss out on this killer deal for under $20!
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2013 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero Crianza
Review Date: 03-29-2017
Never mind Napa, here's a Ribera Del Duero to sink your teeth into! This bold Tempranillo shows power and intensity from start to finish. Framed with ripe, red berry fruit and dark flavored spices, this is lush on the palate with a fine tannin finish. What a killer steakhouse wine, that won't break the bank! Recommended!

2015 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie
Review Date: 03-16-2017
Buy this! I swear you won't regret it. From arguably one of the best producers in Fleurie, this wine presents all the voluptuous hallmarks of the warm 2015 vintage. Offering a deep colored, richly textured body, this wine is lush on the palate with ripe red raspberry and blackberry fruit yet stays in graceful balance with light tannins and hints of Fleurie-esqe pink graphite minerality. Pair with a plate of charcuterie at your next party for a sure fire hit. Super Recommended!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
VN 92 JG 90

2014 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie "Griffe du Marquis"
Review Date: 03-16-2017
This is one of my fav Beaujolais' on the shelf right now! Sophisticated and poised, the Griffe Du Marquis is sweet and spicy on the nose with aromas reminiscent of strawberries and white pepper. On the palate the dark fruit notes are lush, yet restrained by a generous dose of acidity and soft tannins. A beautiful wine, I wholeheartedly recommend!
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
VN 93

2014 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Saint-Amour
Review Date: 03-09-2017
The classically structured 2014 vintage has been an absolute treat for Beaujolais drinkers, and this Saint Amour is one that is distinctive and expressive showing interesting layers of spice, seductive red fruit, minerality and flora. This is one of my absolute favs in our Beaujolais section right now. Super recommended!
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart
VN 93 RP 91

2014 Patrice Rion Cote de Nuits Village
Review Date: 03-09-2017
Here's a great sophisticated dinner party wine option! Elegant, fragrant and classically structured, this is a Cote de Nuit done well. The palate offers fresh red fruits with a touch of earthy minerality and spice. Perfect of immediate consumption, the wine presents a lean, smooth body with silky, round tannins making this a great sipper. Recommended!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine René Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Review Date: 03-09-2017
Here's a great entry point into the world of red Burgundy! Sourced from two organically certified parcels in Santenay, this simple, classically structured wine offers a lean, bright exuberance with fruit notes of wild strawberries and red cherries with a dash of lingering pepper. This is the perfect wine for your Spring time dinner tonight!
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

2014 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc "Les Sétilles"
Review Date: 02-22-2017
These days, my number-one recommendation for budget fans of the rich and toasty style of Chardonnay is a wine sourced from vineyards in Puligny Montrachet and Meursault, the 2014 Olivier Leflaive’s Les Setilles. This wine is a succulent everyday drinker that carries its oak influence nicely without overpowering the bright notes of stonefruit and lemon. This is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser, a great dinner wine and makes a perfect match with dishes served in a cream sauce.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Henri Boillot Bourgogne Blanc
Review Date: 02-22-2017
Fresh, focused, and elegant, the 2014 Domaine Henri Boillot Bougogne Blanc is a delicious blend of bees wax, stonefruit and white pepper on the nose. The palate beautifully integrates a silky, creamy texture with lifted fruit flavors of lime and yellow orchard fruit. Elegant and refreshing, this is a pure pleasure to sip. Super recommended!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Thomas Morey Bourgogne Blanc
Review Date: 02-22-2017
Another well-made, super-value white Burgundy contender is the 2014 Thomas Morey Bourgogne Blanc. This wine has a delicious nose, ripe with spice, citrus and stonefruit. The palate shows a good balance of richness vs. acidity, with generous layers of green apple, wet stone and salinity. Overall, a totally solid release!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Vincent & Sophie Morey Bourgogne Blanc
Review Date: 02-22-2017
Well-balanced and succulent the 2014 Vincent Morey Bourgogne Blanc exhibits aromas of green apple and spice. The oak influence adds a lovely texture and plumpness to the mid-palate, layered with zesty notes of citrus peel. This is a very food-friendly wine, versatile and drinking beautifully right now.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2013 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 01-10-2017
Power and elegance with prestige, the Pahlmeyer is an energetic expression of the awesome 2013 vintage with deep black fruits, sultry, mouth-feel and notes of creamy mocha, anise and pencil shavings. Showing beautiful structure with firm tannins and buoyant acidity, this is a perfect candidate for ageing and a super great gift bottle for that discerning Cabernet drinker in your life!

2014 Domaine Drouhin "Arthur" Dundee Hills Chardonnay
Review Date: 01-10-2017
Arthur is steeped in aromas of light toasted spice with a hint of vanilla. Showing it's Burgundian roots with an elegant, and restrained approach to the rich and creamy style of Chardonnay, the mid-palate exhibits a clarity of pear and apple fruit and shows plenty of depth with an intriguing stoney minerality that drinks absolutely deliciously! A super quality for the price, and super recommended!

2015 Averaen (Banshee) Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 01-10-2017
Killer value Pinot from Willamette! Earthy, spicy, rich and deliciously nuanced, with dark red fruit flavors, lush texture, good acidity and silky tannins. A must try!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Jean-Michel Dupre "1935" Morgon
Review Date: 01-03-2017
$15 Morgon? Wow, this is just an amazing bargain and value that comes from some of the regions finest terroir! Showing off a very pretty nose of ripe berries and plum, the wine exhibits depth with a mix of crowd pleasing fruit flavors, spice, structure and voluminous body. Buy a case, drink some now and hold some for later. You won't be sorry!

2013 Domaine Faiveley Bouzeron Aligoté
Review Date: 10-19-2016
Here's the perfect apertif wine to welcome your holiday guests this season! Lively, light-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Pale yellow in color, this refresher has the scent of white flower and on the palate has a zippy, citrus note reminiscent of pomelo, lime and wet stone. This is a great starter to whet the appetite or serve with roasted herb turkey!
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2015 Les Freres Perroud "Vieilles Vignes" Brouilly
Review Date: 10-14-2016
Tis’ the season for family, turkey and Beaujolais! Here’s a super-crowd-pleasing, fruity and mineral-driven top value pick for Thanksgiving festivities from brothers Perroud. Made in tribute to their father, this expression is vibrant with forward, bright, ripe, red fruit that has lush texture and a streak of granite-like minerality that shines through beautifully. Cheerful, bright and ready to drink – wine doesn’t get easier or more enjoyable to share than this!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
VN 90

2015 Domaine Renaud Mâcon-Solutré
Review Date: 09-14-2016
The Domaine Renaud porfolio are a go-to value in KL's Burgundy section that should not be missed. The Macon Solutre is drinking fantastically right now! If you are looking for something totally affordable, and love the mineral driven, crisp, fresh side of Chardonnay this is one to stock up on. Super recommended for everyday drinking and a great pick if you are looking for an inexpensive event wine.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine Renaud Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes
Review Date: 09-14-2016
Of the Domaine Renaud wines, this is the richest of the bunch and a total standout. The Pouilly Fuisse is an opulent drinker that shows a judicious use of oak that displays a velvety, soothing texture. On the mid-palate, ripe, honeyed fruit notes of stonefruit and apple shine through while still maintaining it's distinct minerality. Super recommended!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Artuke "Pies Negros" Rioja
Review Date: 09-08-2016
"In grapes we trust" is the motto of Rioja n' Roll - the new school of young winemakers in Rioja of which Artuke are a part. Their philosophy is to make wine with respect for origin and terroir, and celebrate the Rioja wine region, but without the rigidity of past rules. The result is a wine that has a burst of energy from start to finish. Starting with a pretty, vibrant nose, the wine continues to deliver no shortage of fresh, juicy flavors of black cherry and herbs. This is just a totally enjoyable drinker. Super recommended!
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2007 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 08-23-2016
Don't let this one fly below your radar. If you are looking for the tried and true taste of a classic Rioja, you will do well to pick up a few of these bottles. The nose is fueled with dried cherry and dusty herbal notes. On the palate is generous red, ripe fruit mixed with all the Riojan hallmarks of dried tobacco leaves and saddle leather. Just add a plate of Spanish cured meats and manchego and it's fiesta time!

2014 Domaine Collotte "Noble Souche" Bourgogne Rouge
Review Date: 08-18-2016
Here's a smart buy, and a good table Burgundy. The wine starts with an intense red-fruits and spice nose, is medium-bodied with a good backbone of satiable acidity, clean, ripe cherry flavors and finishes on a very enjoyable savory note.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne Rouge
Review Date: 07-26-2016
This is a perfectly approachable Bourgogne rouge that is perfumed with red raspberries and a hint of wood spice. Clean on the entry with fresh acidity, this is a well-structured wine that delivers pretty, bright red fruit on the palate infused with subdued oak character . At this price, this is a no-brainer, and a go-to house red! Recommended!
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

2014 J. J. Vincent Bourgogne Blanc
Review Date: 06-21-2016
The 2014 JJ Vincent Bourgogne Blanc is an excellent everyday drinker that demonstrates the classic and super fresh style that is indicative of the vintage. Vivacious and crowd-pleasing, JJ Vincent is sourced from the Maconnais, a Southern appellation of Burgundy that shows off the rich and ripe fruit character of the region. Made as a tribute to Jean Jacques Vincent, who has managed the family domaine of Chateau Fuisse for the past 40 years, the 2014 JJ Vincent Bourgogne Blanc is classic Bourgogne: crisp and lively, with sumptuous apple and lemon flavors. The nose is perfumed with a pretty lemon blossom note and the wine has all the hallmarks of good acidity. The nice length also shows overall balance and freshness. Fermented in stainless steel and then finished with 6 months in oak, the cuvee benefits from a nice roundness that makes this an exceptionally easy drinker ready for any casual get-together.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2014 Billaud-Simon Chablis
Review Date: 06-21-2016
A clean and modern, mineral-driven Chablis, the Billaud Simon is fermented in stainless steel. It maintains a purity of fruit and terroir with and an expressive nose of lemon blossom and talc. The mouthfeel is a nice, silky medium weight with clear, mouthwatering acidity and a hint of salinity. This is the perfect refresher on a warm day! Recommended!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

2010 Miguel Merino "Unnum" Rioja
Review Date: 05-25-2016
Here we have yet another super delicious wine from the Miguel Merino portfolio. Don't miss out on this one, as the 2010 "Unnum" is drinking really beautifully right now. Flexing it's awesome 2010 succulent fruit, the wine is fragrant, pure and soft on the palate, yet showing plenty of structure. This is a well-built, handsome wine and ready to open at your next dinner party. Super recommended.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Alain Corcia Mâcon-Villages
Review Date: 03-15-2016
Here's a fresh new everyday drinker from the Macon ready for immediate enjoyment. 2014 is proving to be a very promising year for white burgundies showing a slightly more voluptuous texture and body with ripe fruit held together by the backbone of mouth watering acidity. Super enjoyable and super recommended! At only $11.99 a pop? It's a crazy good deal, don't miss out!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

Jean-Louis Denois "Tradition" Extra Brut Reserve
Review Date: 02-28-2016
Looking for a super deal on bubbles, this sparkler offers a whole lot of bang for your buck! Elegant enough to toast any occasion and perfectly priced for parties, this is crisp, clean drinking balanced by a lovely layer of fruit that shines through nicely. Super recommended!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2012 Lyeth Sonoma County Meritage
Review Date: 02-15-2016
This is one of our best domestic red blends under $20.Full bodied and black fruited with toasted oak characteristics on the nose, this wine has a smooth velvety texture, displays depth with a hint of cocoa and licorice and finishes with mild tannins. Rich and delicious, this is a perfect casual dinner party pick!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2013 Mercedes Eguren Cabernet Sauvignon Vino de la Tierra de Castilla
Review Date: 02-15-2016
Cab fans, don't miss out on this killer $10 screw top! Full bodied, dark fruited, and plummy with cedar notes, this wine is an easy drinker with plenty of delicious, juicy fruit and bright acidity. Showing fine tannin on the finish, this makes for one perfect burger wine or everyday cab drinkers delight. Do yourself a favor and pick up a case!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2005 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Especial Rioja
Review Date: 12-15-2015
What a treat to follow up on the 2005 Lesmos Reserva with this 2005 Especial Reserva 50/50 blend of Mazuelo and Tempranillo. Here you have the same great vintage year, but with a tasty twist. The nose is fueled with fresh pencil shavings and exudes ripe berry fruit. On the palate the fruit intensity steps up with notes of raspberries, cranberries and a slight star anise bitter note. Offering a healthy medium viscosity, and displaying a good mix of acidity and tannin, this wine is fit for dinner tonight while showing great potential to hold on to for a bit. This is a lovely bottle of Rioja and well-priced at $30 bucks. Don't miss out!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Pierre Paillard "Les Parcelles" Bouzy Grand Cru
Review Date: 11-29-2015
Light, bright and golden on the eyes, this delicate champagne displays tight, creamy bubbles with the aroma of fresh, zesty citrus peel. On the mouth, the entry is marked with lively acidity, a hint of toast, wet stone and green apple. Poised and pretty, this is a super treat and a perfect celebratory cuvée at a well-priced $50 mark. Super recommended!

2013 Can Mayol Loxarel "999" Brut Nature Rosat Penedes
Review Date: 11-09-2015
This is a super impressive value bubbly that delivers fun, delicious red fruit flavors with a dry, clean finish. At $13 bucks, this bottle totally over-delivers! Super recommended for any occasion.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

1987 Domaine de Jean-Bon 28 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Bas Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 10-17-2015
Holiday bottle alert! Of the Domaine de Jean Bon's, this 1987 vintage strikes me as the most balanced of the lot. The nose permeates with the flavors of Autumn displaying mouthwatering notes of vanilla and candied corn. The mouthfeel delivers a succulent full body and reveals mild hints of allspice and clove. Super delicious stuff, I can't imagine a better close to a Thanksgiving day dinner! Soothing and super recommended!
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Capurro Estate Grown Single Vintage Quebranta Premium Pisco (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2015
Taste the terroir of Peru with this single varietal Quebranta, one of the strongest yet non-aromatic of the 8 designated varietals that can be used to make pisco. What quebranta lacks in aroma more than makes up for with rich, texture and complex flavors of sweet fried plantains, almonds and pepper. The full body of this spirit makes it a great emulsifier and perfect for making Pisco Sours, or it would work just fine alone as a soothing, slow tropical sipper.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Capurro Estate Grown Single Vintage Moscatel Premium Pisco (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2015
Of the single vintage 2012 Capurro piscos, the Moscatel, an offshoot of the Muscat grape, has the aromatic scent of orange blossoms and honeydew. The mouthfeel displays medium richness and develops into a spicy, dry, smooth finish. Sip alone to enjoy a true farm-to-bottle experience with the unique personality of one of Peru's top varietals! Delicious stuff.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Capurro Estate Grown Single Vintage Torontel Premium Pisco (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2015
From the organic and sustainable vineyards of Peru, here is a single varietal expression of Torrontes called Torontel with pronounced aromatics of jasmine, citrus, and fresh herbs. This is the most feminine of the trio of 2012 single varietals. Clean on the entry, the mouthfeel is pure and fresh with a slight pepper bite and develops a hint of sweetness on the long, round finish. This is a perfect candidate for a pisco punch cocktail or to sip alone.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Capurro Estate Grown Single Vintage Acholado Premium Pisco (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2015
Tropical and unique, Capurro's family blend of grapes called Acholado is a clear, colorless and delicious spirit exploring complex notes of dried grass, flora, pepper and light stone fruit flavors. This is an excellent choice to play with your standard tiki recipes and mix something truly exotic. Have some fun!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Raymond Ragnaud "K&L Exclusive - Reserve Rare" Cognac (750ml)
Review Date: 09-21-2015
Raymond Ragnaud Reserve Rare is an elegant, yet rich full-bodied Cognac displaying a delicious aromas of toffee, vanilla and spice. The mouth is lush, shows depth with notes of dried apricot, roasted nuts and drinks incredibly smooth. This is the perfect luxury spirit to be savored on a chilly autumn evening or consumed after an amazing dinner. It's a total treat. Buy a bottle now for Thanksgiving before they sell out!
Price: $115.99 Add To Cart

2013 Von Strasser "Rudy" Paicines Pinot Noir
Review Date: 09-02-2015
Here's a new super-value favorite! I love luxury on the cheap, and this is exactly what Rudy is -- totally affordable, but displaying moments of grandeur. Sourced from Paicines AVA next to the Gabilan Mountain range, this fruit benefits from the cool winds coming off of the Monterey Valley. Rudy is richly aromatic and exudes the scent of pepper and fresh boysenberries. Showing layers of luscious, succulent, bright ripe black cherry/ raspberry fruit and allspice, this Pinot packs a punch with fine tannins and a lengthy finish. Delicious stuff!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2005 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 08-03-2015
Rioja fans take note! When "wine geeks" say that great bargains can be found in Spanish wines, this is exactly what they are taking about. At 20 bucks, you'll get a delicious example of a reserva from the excellent 2005 vintage! The wine is the color of deep maroon and radiates the scent of cherry soda and sandalwood. On the palate, the flavors are more restrained, with notes of dark fruit reminiscent of fig and plum. Slightly peppered with clove and hints of tobacco, the body is medium, silky, and round with just enough fine tannin to keep everything delicately in balance. This is super drinkable tonight, and definitely worth putting a few bottles in your cellar for years to come. Super recommended!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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Cut Spike Nebraska Single Malt Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 07-17-2015
Now this is a whiskey to get excited about. The sensation of flavor is an American hybrid marrying qualities of bourbon and Scotch. This sits in the glass with deep hues of burnt orange. The nose on this whiskey is totally delicious with fruity notes of tangerine, freshly cut fennel, and dried apple. The mid-palate is clean, soft and delivers characteristics reminiscent of cream soda, all culminating in a spiced, toasty rich finish. Get a bottle while they last!
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2012 Chaman Malbec Reserva Mendoza
Review Date: 07-06-2015
Dark, intense yet super drinkable, Chaman conjures up a deep black cherry nose with notes of spice and earth. The wine is fresh with ample body and a ripe rich fruit that ends with a dash of chile-spiked cocoa powder. Drink cocktail style or plan a chimichurri cook out for $12 bucks you just can't go wrong.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart
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Deligeroy Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé
Review Date: 06-27-2015
No one's going to burst your bubble here. If you have Champagne taste on a shoestring budget, this might be the perfect antidote. With a killer price point, fun flavors of strawberry-orange, and a tart lively finish this bottle is an amazing value and super versatile. This would be the perfect choice to accompany a bucket of fried chicken, bring to a pancake brunch or just sip while binge watching Orange is the New Black.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2002 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 06-01-2015
Swoon-worthy wine alert! Here is an absolutely delectable champagne that holds the perfect marriage of power and elegance. Sourced from Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs in a stellar 2002 vintage, this champagne glistens with the color of pink copper and exudes layered aromas of fresh pastry, spice and roses. On the mouth flavors of cherry and orange blossom shine through to a glowing and a "savor the moment" kind of finish.

Westland American Single Malt Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 04-03-2015
Now here's a truly distinct and cool American whisky hailing from Seattle that will capture the hearts of craft whisky drinkers and beer nerds alike. Mixing tried and true old style Scottish pot distilling techniques with uniquely Pacific Northwestern malts and Belgian brewers yeast, Westland produces a libation with complex aromas — rich with scents reminiscent of fruit and spices. The body is robust yet smooth and easy-drinking with healthy doses of root beer and cocoa. This is delicious and a must for super, satisfying sipping. American single malt is here folks, take a dram.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
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Alexandre Le Brun "Tradition" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 03-29-2015
Decadence on a budget! Here's a delightfully rich Champagne with an aroma of a freshly baked baguette, lemons and herbs. It's taste is plush and broad at one end and then fresh and lemony, grapefruity at the other leaving a well balanced round finish. This would be a top pick for an indulgent Champagne breakfast or a simple brunch time toast! Santé
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

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